Dragon Quest Builders 2 PS4/Switch Game Heads West on July 12

posted on by Karen Ressler
Gameplay video, opening movie streamed

Square Enix announced on Wednesday that in will release Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Dragon Quest Builders 2: Hakaigami Shidō to Karappo no Shima) for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in North America and Europe on July 12. Those who preorder the game will receive a stackable slime DLC.

Square Enix debuted a gameplay video and two versions of the opening movie, one for the male avatar and one for the female avatar.

Gameplay Video

Girl Builder Opening Movie

Boy Builder Opening Movie

The game shipped in Japan on December 20 for both the PS4 and Switch.

KOEI Tecmo assisted in the development of the game by working on its action.

The game will take place in the world of Dragon Quest II, and takes place after the events of the game.

In the new game, after Hargon's death, a religious organization rose in his place and inherited his will, and the peace brought by Hargon's death started to crumble. The goal of the organization was the destruction of the world. The organization begins to destroy towns and castles in places all over the world, and not much remains of the lives of the people. To this organization, the Builders are a hinderance and must be eradicated. The organization captures the protagonists and throws them in jail.

In the game's story, the protagonists wash ashore on "Empty Island," surrounded by rotting casks and driftwood. As the name suggests, there are no people, no towns, and no houses on the island. There is, however, an unnatural shrine-like object atop a rocky mountain.

Manga creator Akira Toriyama designed the game's female and male protagonists. The protagonists are the descendants of the legendary builders who once saved the world.

Toriyama also designed the game's character Malroth. Malroth is the name of the final boss from Dragon Quest II. In Dragon Quest Builders 2: Hakaigami Shidō to Karappo no Shima, Malroth serves as an ally to the protagonists, although he has amnesia.

Square Enix released the first Dragon Quest Builders "sandbox action RPG" on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita in January 2016 in Japan. Square Enix released the first game in North America and Europe on the PS4 (digitally and physically) and PS Vita (digital only) in October 2016. The game received a release on the Nintendo Switch in North America on February 9 and in Japan on March 1.

Sources: Dragon Quest YouTube channel, Nintendo Direct

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